Mild and Slight Chances of Rain Midweek – Winter Looks to be Returning Sunday and Monday

Last year on this very day, much of the Western North Carolina Mountains received 5” or more of snow and the high was 39° (it was a heavy, wet snow) and the low hung in at 28°.  That won’t be happening anytime over the next several days as the high temps for the next few days will be unseasonably mild.  Actually the normals for today are 48° for the high and 27° for the low.  We will be some 14° warmer than normal tonight and we won’t see those kind of normal temps until Friday.

We’ll see sunny skies for the next several days until sometime on Sunday when things will cloud up a bit, signaling a change back to more normal late Winter weather.  The high today will be 55° or so and the low tonight will only drop to about 41°.  Wednesday will be even warmer with 63° for the high and 44° for the low.  Thursday will be about the same and then Friday may get back to somewhat more normal highs close to 50° and a low that MIGHT allow for some snowmaking, although we’re saying that it will stay just above freezing.

Saturday should be nice for skiers this weekend, with a high around 50° and a low near 32°.  Sunday brings back some cold air and just so that you won’t think that Winter is over, we may see some highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s on Monday with snow in the forecast.  That’s a little too far out so we’ll hold that for another day or two.

We DO have some slight chances of rain (in the 20-30% chance variety) on Tuesday night, Wednesday, Wednesday night and on Thursday.

Until Next Time!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.